As the number of coronavirus infections in the United States rises due to a highly contagious delta mutation, a new study has found that Americans have had the highest anxiety levels about COVID 19 since January.
I wouldn’t have believed it a few years ago. I am not as optimistic as I was in America’s capability to take control of itself. David Bowers, 42, a Peoria, Ariz., Republican, mentioned the Associated Press, adding: “Now it seems like our nation is going backward.”
Delta Mutation Has Americans’ Stress Levels Rising Again
As hospitals across the nation fill up and some states file hospital admissions for COVID 19, a survey by the Associated Press NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that most Americans are busy with events, air travel, paramedics, and obligations in some other areas.
Surveys show that 41% of adults are “very” concerned that either they or their loved ones will get infected.
The most recent peak in the US was in June at 21% and in January at 43%. At least half of the citizens say they always or very often wear masks around others, avoid large groups, and avoid unnecessary travel.
According to the results, nearly 6 out of 10 people support the requirement to fully vaccinate those who travel by plane or attend mass public gatherings.
About a quarter oppose such measures. About 6 out of 10 adults support immunization obligations such as hospitals and other health care workers, civil servants, military personnel, restaurant and shop staff, and the general public.
51% support mandatory vaccinations for people who frequently go to restaurants and bars. 55% support the obligation for individuals to use masks when they are close to other people outside the home, 62% support the need for workers to wear masks when interacting with the public. Not surprisingly, there was a big difference in Partisan.
Among Democrats, AP reported that 85 compulsory masks were open to the public for employees, compared to 39% of Democrats.
Carla Jones, 37, who lives in Lafayette, Los Angeles, said: She is a hemiplegic with immune complications and, doctors say she cannot be vaccinated. Democrat Jones told the AP that she strongly supports the vaccination and mask obligation, as does herself.
“For everyone,” he said. “I don’t have it, but I certainly don’t want to tell anybody else.”
According to the AP, more than half of adults in the US are vaccinated. Also, 60% (nearly 200 million people) have taken vaccines at least once as of Thursday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Studies have shown that confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine hasn’t waned since the Biden administration announced plans to roll out booster shots this week.
However, despite the increase in instances and growing concern, the studies reported in an AP / NORC press release that most people have not stepped up security measures since June. “COVID doesn’t vanish quickly, but I don’t feel the public should live in fear,” said Robbie Allen, 63, a retiree from Clifton, Texas.
He rode a motorcycle with his girlfriend at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this month, where thousands of people gathered in South Dakota.